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Cannes 2018: Jonny's blog
Posted on May 18, 2018
Slow-burning psychological dramas, Wages of Fear -esque thrillers and a story of a young boy surviving in poverty with his family in Lebanon are amongst the cinematic highlights seen by our Senior Film Programmer Jonny Courtney at Cannes Film Festival this year.
What I learned from Developing Your Film Festival '18
Posted on May 10, 2018
This year our Developing Your Film Festival course took place during the 23rd edition of Vilnius International Film Festival in Lithunia. CINECITY - The Brighton Film Festival's Film Events Coordinator Kate Wood reports why the course is a must for any organiser who wishes to take their festival to the next level.
Introducing 'live cinema' - and why it should be on your radar this year
Posted on May 4, 2018
For the first time, Sheffield Doc/Fest is hosting the Live Cinema Summit, two full days on ‘live cinema’, with a plethora of live cinema events throughout the six-day festival. As the festival announces its full programme, Lisa Brook, Director of Live Cinema UK and Doc/Fest’s events consultant, addresses the importance of ‘liveness’ to the cinema sector.
Putting British Sign Language on screen with Lives in Sign Language
Posted on April 8, 2018
While Deaf audiences want to see the films that hearing audiences attend, there is also something special about the rare chance to see their daily experiences and language represented on screen. So we're really excited about a new tour that does just that. Earlier this year, London Short Film Festival produced a programme called Lives in Sign Language, curated by their young Deaf programmer Zoe McWhinney.